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Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

MINORITY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION: The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is offering a minority business plan competition for business start-ups in the Cedar Valley. This competition is being held in conjunction with KBBG Radio and the UNI Regional Business Center. A complete business plan and submission form must be submitted to the JPEC or the RBC by Mar. 4. A $5,000 seed grant will be awarded to the winner, who will be announced at the annual KBBG banquet in May. For more information, contact the Entrepreneurial Center at 3-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu
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FACULTY ROSTER: The spring 2002 faculty roster is now online at http://www.uni.edu/senate/
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QUITTING SMOKING CLASSES: Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 for information on smoking cessation classes.
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SWIM TO ALASKA?: WRS is implementing a lap swim incentive program this semester. The theme is "Bering the Frozen Strait". Participants will swim 26 miles over 14 weeks from Russia to Alaska. The program cost is $4, and swimmers receive a t-shirt and certificate upon completion. Stop in WRC 101, or email christopher.denison@uni.edu for registration information.
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GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES ONLINE: Minutes are now available for the Graduate Council meeting of Jan. 24, at http://www.grad.uni.edu/council/minutes911.stm
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NEW HOTEL RATES: UNI Purchasing reports that newly negotiated hotel rates on the State Universities of America agreement are in place through Dec. 31, 2002. The Web site has changed to: http://www.purchasing.uc.edu/sua/default.asp The password to access pricing information is: stsuadisc Please read the instructions located in the introduction page on how to request and obtain the discounted rates. Questions, contact Roxanne Conrad, UNI Purchasing, 3-3524.
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LIBRARY INSTRUCTION REGISTRATION: Register your classes for Library Instruction. To sign classes up for a review of library resources and services, call 3-2839 or visit http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm
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NEWS

GOV. VILSACK ON CAMPUS: Governor Vilsack will be on campus Wed., Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. for a news conference in the Great Reading Room in Seerley. The news conference is expected to last approximately 20-30 minutes and is open to all faculty, staff and students. The governor will discuss the salaries of Regent university employees and higher education tax credit.
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COMPLIANCE & EQUITY MANAGEMENT MOVES: The Office of Compliance & Equity Management has moved to 242 GIL, mailcode 0028. Please update your directory to reflect this new address for the following administrators/staff -- Winston Burt, assistant to the President, Leah Gutknecht, associate director, Marlene Hills, clerk IV and Darlene Imhoff, secretary II. All phone numbers and the fax number remain unchanged.
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NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF TO VISIT UNI: The UNI Alumni Association will host a visit from renowned Army figure, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6. Schwarzkopf's address, "Leadership in Difficult Times," will be in the Great Hall of the GBPAC. Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 4, and range in cost from $45 to $100. Alumni Association members receive a 10 percent discount. To purchase tickets, contact the Alumni Association, 3-2586, or the GBPAC, at 3-7469.
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SPEAKER NEEDED FOR MONDAY: The Presidential Scholars are looking for someone willing and able to speak Mon., Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at their monthly colloquia. The topic for the night is "The Olympics." If anyone has knowledge on this subject (history, politics, games, etc.)and is free Monday night, please e-mail
presidential-scholar-juniors@uni.edu, or vsloecke@uni.edu.
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LUNCH AND LEARN CANCELLATION: The Lunch and Learn discussion group for Tues., Feb. 5 is cancelled. If you have any questions, contact Training and Development at 3-3536.
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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP: The Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership recognizes students for their leadership contributions and potential to model leadership for women. Applicants must be undergraduate students who have completed at least one year at UNI and are returning the following fall semester. A cumulative grade point of 3.25 or higher is required. The amount of the award is $1,000. Applications must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Educational and Student Services by Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. The application is available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship.html
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EMERGENCY PHONES NOW OPERATIONAL: Eight blue-light emergency phones are now operational throughout campus. The blue-light phones connect directly to the Public Safety communications center with a one-touch button. When activated, a strobe on top will flash -- marking the location for responding officers. The phones are for emergency use only. A map of emergency phone locations is available at: http://www.uni.edu/pubsaf/commserv/bluelightMAP.html
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SIDEWALK REPAIR: The contractor for the McCollum Science Hall addition project will be working on underground utilities. Pedestrian traffic will be re-routed and directed by signs to be posted by the contractor. Handicapped accessiblity will be routed through Gilchrist. The sidewalk to be affected is located between Missouri St. and Gilchrist (the southwest corner of the construction site). This work should take no more than two weeks. For more information, contact Steve Pavelec at 3-6165.
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LEADERSHIP STUDIES OFFICE HAS MOVED: The Leadership Studies office has moved to 125 SSC (Student Services Center), mail code 0383; fax number 319-273-7578. Please note the changes for the office in your directory and for Geraldine "Gerri" Perreault, Leadership Studies Director.
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EVENTS

EXHIBIT OPENING AT THE MUSEUM: "Thirty Years of Rock and Roll: Photography by Larry Hulst" will be on display in the museum through Mar. 17. This exhibit features 70 of the best "in concert" shots. Opening reception, Jan. 31, 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Museum hours: M-F, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sat. and Sun., 1-4 p.m.
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP: Series focuses on "Educational Leadership," Thurs., Jan. 31, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 244/245. Speakers are Aaron Podolefsky, Provost and Vice President, and Renee Romano, Vice President, Educational and Student Services. RSVP to 3-2332.
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SEMINAR ON AFGHANISTAN: The seminar "Afghanistan in Context: The Politics and People of the Central Asian Region" will provide a richer understanding of the people and nations involved in the current conflict. Experts will provide a broad overview of the critical issues facing the region and also offer new resources for classroom use. The seminar will be held Jan. 31 in SEC 322 and 325. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Resources for educators; 5:30 - 6:15 p.m., light supper; 6:15 - 7:20 The political context; 7:20 - 8:30 Culture, peoples and religion. This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. Please e-mail Lonnie Buchanan at the Stanley Foundation at lbuchanan@stanleyfoundation.org
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THURSDAZE IN THE UNION: Come to the Union Thurs., Jan. 31st for an exciting night of fun filled activities! Lazer Arena 6 p.m.- midnight, featuring state of the art laser technology inside a fogged arena. Also featured will be the game show OUTCAST, a game based on "Survivor", which will award a grand prize of a cruise to the Bahamas on board the "Discovery One" cruise liner plus 3 nights accommodations in Freeport, Bahamas at the Taino Beach Club!!! Only UNI students are eligible to win. Game show starts at 9 p.m. in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse. Other events include the movie "The Fast and the Furious" at 7 & 9 p.m. as well as free pool and video games. Call 3-2683 for more info.
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W/CF SYMPHONY CONCERT: The W/CF Symphony will present works by Bruch, Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff this Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Special guest will be violinist Helen Kim. Advance tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6 p.m. Free pre-concert talk in Davis Hall at 6:30 p.m.
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SYMPHONY LOLLIPOP CONCERT: Sat., Feb. 2, at 10 & 11 a.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra Lollipop Concerts. No charge.
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FREE MEN'S BASKETBALL TICKETS: The UNI men's basketball team returns to home action this Saturday afternoon as the Panthers host Missouri Valley Conference rival Bradley at 4:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. Fill out and return your purple flier to the Sports Marketing Department to get your FREE ticket. Stay after the game to get autographs from Panther players and coaches! For more information, call Erin at 3-7044 or the ticket office at 3-DOME.
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KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT: Sat., Feb. 2, 8 p.m. at Waterloo's Electric Park Ballroom featuring the legendary band NRBQ. Opening the show is Donny Brazile and the National Horseshoe Champions. Both bands play an eclectic mix of music influenced by blues, alternative, jazz, cutting-edge country, soul and rockabilly. Advance tickets are $18 and are available at KUNI, 3-6400 or http://www.kuniradio.org. They are also being sold at Electric Park, Co-op Records and Bob's Guitars.
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CROW FORUM: Mon., Feb. 4, noon, Embassy Room, Maucker Union, Julia Wallace, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, presents "A Young Women's Guide to Growing Older." CROW Forum is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Women's Studies. Faculty, staff and members of the wider community are invited to gather for an informal presentation and discussion.
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NCAA SELF-STUDY OPEN FORUM: UNI's NCAA Certification Steering Committee will host an open forum from 2:30 - 4 p.m., Feb. 4, in the Gilchrist Hall Board Room. The purpose is to provide the campus and public an overview of UNI's year-long self-study process, which will culminate with a visit from an NCAA certification team in April. The forum will include comments from sub-committee chairs and the Athletic Director about conclusions and recommendations contained in the committee's NCAA Certification Self-Study Report. A draft of the report is available on the Web at: http://www.uni.edu/ncaa. Following public input, the final report will be presented to the NCAA for review next month.
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JEAN MCDONALD RECITAL CANCELLED: The Art Song and Artistry Series Faculty and Guest Recital featuring Jean McDonald and Jeffrey Brich has been cancelled. The concert had been scheduled for Mon., Feb. 4 in the GBPAC, Davis Hall.
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VOICE HONORS RECITAL: Mon., Feb. 4, 8 p.m. GBPAC, Davis Hall. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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"ANNIE GET YOUR GUN": Tues. & Wed., Feb. 5-6, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. The glorious Irving Berlin score features some of the best songs ever written for the Broadway stage; "There's No Business Like Show Business"; "I Got the Sun in the Morning"; "You Can't Get a Man With a Gun; "They Say It's Wonderful; and "Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)".
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The Management & Professional Development Center of the College of Business Administration presents the following workshops: "Goal Setting: The Secret to Success" on Feb. 7; "Being Strategic: Understand the Process, Share the Vision" on Feb. 12; and "Coaching Skills for Improved Performance" Feb. 19. All workshops are held from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in rooms 1-3 of CBB. UNI staff and faculty are offered a discounted tuition of $132 per workshop, which includes participant materials, lunch and refreshments. For more information or to register contact Cassie Luze, cassie.luze@uni.edu or 3-5851.
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SUMMER JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS: Camp and Recreation Fair, Wed., Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. Over 60 organizations will be recruiting summer employees for a variety of positions. All majors and departments are welcome. For a list of participating organizations visit http://www.uni.edu/careercenter. Sponsored by the UNI Career Center.
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CPR SUNDAY: American Red Cross, Hawkeye Chapter, will host CPR Sunday on Feb. 24 at the WRC with classes starting every hour from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Adult CPR is $10 and Infant CPR is $10. To register call 234-8851. If you have any questions, call Jim Hall at 3-2406.
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